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Counting On Luck And On Traffic: The Opening Of The MGM Grand Casino At National Harbor Will Increase Traffic Volumes On The Capital Beltway And In The Immediate Area

December 7, 2016

You can almost bet on it. Traffic will be extremely heavy during the long-anticipated grand opening of the MGM Grand National Harbor Resort and Casino and in the weeks that follow. Nearly 30,000 thousand guests are expected to be on hand when the resort officially opens to the public at 11pm on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Del Ray Businesses To Host December 13 Fundraiser For Market2Market’s Rose Cruz

December 6, 2016

As the Del Ray community mourns the loss of a beloved restaurant employee, friend, neighbor and mother of four, the Del Ray Business Association announced that it will host a major fundraiser for the family of Rosemarie Cruz on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

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Kaine Tours Alexandria Community Health Center

December 5, 2016

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) toured Neighborhood Health, a federally qualified community health center in Alexandria, to discuss the importance of protecting health center funding, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid going into the next administration.

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Alexandria’s Holiday Season Continues With Scottish Christmas Walk

December 5, 2016

Large crowds lined the streets of Old Town Alexandria on Saturday to watch the 46th annual Scottish Christmas Walk. The parade was part of a festive weekend, which included Heather and Greens sale, a Holiday Homes Tour, Scottish dancing and decking the halls with Santa.

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Rubenstein Donates Funds To Modernize Washington Monument Elevator; Monument To Re-open In 2019

December 2, 2016

Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has pledged the funding needed for the National Park Service to modernize the Washington Monument elevator. The $2-3 million project will correct the elevator’s ongoing mechanical, electrical and computer issues, which have shuttered the monument since Aug. 17, 2016. The Washington Monument is expected to re-open to visitors in 2019.

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Alexandria Welcomes Holiday Season With City Tree Lighting

December 2, 2016

The City of Alexandria kicked off the winter holiday season last week with the Turkey Trot and the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree. Holiday events will continue throughout the month of December.

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Potomac Riverkeeper Network Posts $1000 Reward For Information Identifying Source Of Sheen On Potomac River

December 1, 2016

Potomac Riverkeeper Network announced today that it is offering a $1000 reward for information identifying those responsible for the plume of pollution in the Potomac River that forced water utilities to take measures to protect the drinking water of millions of area residents this week.

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Living Legends: Ruth And Bill Cleveland And Lorraine Friedman

December 1, 2016

Ruth and Bill Cleveland’s activism has made a difference in Alexandria.
“The Dream Dog story: see a Need, Create a Program!” So says, and does, Lorraine Friedman whose creative programs reach broadly and deeply into Alexandria, serving adults and children of all ages.

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Governor McAuliffe Celebrates National Park Service Purchase Of Werowocomoco

November 30, 2016

Governor McAuliffe today celebrated the National Park Service’s acquisition of Werowocomoco, the former capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom and the presumed site of Captain John Smith’s first meeting with the leader Powhatan and his daughter, Pocahontas. When opened to the public, the 264-acre property, located on the bank of the York River in Gloucester County, will be the crown jewel of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

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In Virginia, 92,136 People Sign Up For Coverage In The First Month Of The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

November 30, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today that over 2.1 million people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform since Open Enrollment began on Nov. 1, including 92,136 in Virginia.

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